Fantastic day out immersed in nature
"My partner and I had the BEST day! Dan took us foraging through coastlines, hedgerows, woodlands, rock pools and along the beach itself: we learnt so much about wildlife and plants alongside what to eat and what to not! We made a very tasty salad and cooked up the seafood we caught and it was delicious! Dan's knowledge is fantastic: he answered all our questions with such a depth of understanding and was a great and enthusiastic teacher - his passion really shines through the day. Everything was both interesting and fun and we would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about your natural environment, self-sufficiency and loves the outdoors!"
Rachel J | Sept 2020 | Trip Advisor
Great family experience!
"Despite the rain and wind we had a great day at Pendine beach with Dan on a rock pool safari. Who knew there was so much to see!
Dan was really knowledgeable and made it really stimulating for the adults and children alike. He explained everything and engaged particularly well with our six year old who loved the experience.
We would definitely recommend booking an experience with him, bushcraft and survival next time for us!"
Nikki B | Sept 2020 | Trip Advisor
Rockpool Safari in Pendine
"Excellent morning spent on a Rockpool Safari with our guide, Dan. He has tons of local knowledge about both the area and true sea creatures. He was great with our kids and packed our session with lots of fun. Thoroughly recommend this."
Charlotte N | Aug 2020 | Trip Advisor
A very wet, but fantastic Rock Pool Safari
"Well we booked a Rock Pool Safari and although it tipped it down we would do it all again...even in the rain!. We took our 6 year old and 2 year old. Dan had excellent knowledge and was one step a head meeting us with nets, buckets and a fish tank so we could re-visit the bigger items. It was very personal rock pooling which meant we gained very specific one to one attention. We felt safe out with Dan among the rocks and learn so much. Dan was extremely attentive even to the needs our 2 year old and ensuring she was included and considering the rain Dan did a fab job. Will be booking something again next time we visit, maybe bushcraft!"
Sarah T | Aug 2020 | Trip Advisor
Sedges have edges
"We had a lovely afternoon Hedgerow Foraging with Dan. He was very friendly and extremely informative, would definitely recommend. We quite fancy bushcraft next time. What a great way to start our holiday including a fresh salad and some tasty (and anti anxiety) lemon balm tea. We even learnt a little poem to remember things by- "Sedges have edges, rushes are round and grasses are hollow right down to the ground ". Really great thing to do."
Natasha T | Aug 2020 | Trip Advisor
Guided Rockpool Safari
"Just returned home after an amazing adventure with our guided rockpool safari guide Dan, who taught us so much about rockpools and all the fascinating creatures that live there. It was brilliant for all ages both fun and educational! A must for families who wish to explore the outdoors."
Angharad W | Aug 2020 | Trip Advisor
Amazing Rock Pool Session
"Brilliant rock pool session with Dan form Black Rock, he chose a great location teeming with sea life for us to find and learn about. The session was pitched really well to suit all members of our group (three adults and a young teenager) so we were all able to learn a lot and really enjoyed exploring the rock pools! Dan was so knowledgable about the species we found and also the local area, would definitely recommend to anyone in the area as a great afternoon out for all ages - diolch Dan!"
Lizzie O | Aug 2020 | Trip Advisor
Excellent Guide and Coastal Foraging Experience at the most scenic beach!
"We came across Dan and his company via a facebook foraging group. He had advertised his Foraging courses and we instantly wanted to take part in the Coastal Foraging course. We met in Pembrokeshire on the coast at a beautiful and wild beach with a huge expanse of sand and rocks - the perfect place to find wild seafood. Dan was incredibly informative and shared his knowledge with us in an interesting and engaging way. From the get go, we were foraging plants and leaves in hedgerows, and learning about the differences between edibles and non edibles. Once on the beach, we headed for the rocks with our nets to find prawns and crab followed by the beach at low tide to pick shellfish such as cockles, clams and mussels. We picked everything he had promised and then had an amazing cook up with a wood fire and watched the sunset. The food was amazing and I would have expected to eat it in a restaurant, I would never have known it was foraged if I hadn't picked it myself! Excellent value for money. Highly recommend any adventure with Dan and Black Rock Outdoor Company."
Harriet S | July 2020 | Trip Advisor
Perfect staycation activity, fun for everyone!
"Had an excellent rockpooling session with Dan today! Had a brilliant time exploring the shores and rockpools in aesthetically beautiful and remote locations.
Dan was brill! We learnt so much about the biodiversity and also was really impressed with Dan's knowledge and calm and gentle approach to the beautiful and fragile life of rockpools.
Highly recommend any session with Dan you will have fun and learn alot in the process!"
Liam A | Aug 2020 | Trip Advisor